Selfies taken on smartphones are one of the must-dos for the young girls nowadays, and Japan is no exception. As popular Japanese pop icons or teen models post their selfies on social medias, Japanese young girls would fire up their camera apps and pose the similar way. They do this not just to be like the icons they admire, but also to figure out the best poses for looking good on Twitter or Instagram.
With this in mind, today we have listed 10 selfie poses that young Japanese girls are likely to do on Twitter and Instagram! Maybe youll learn a new move or two?
Covering one eye is another popular selfie pose, used both to show off ones fingernails and eye-make. It has been said that the imitation make-up blogger, Zawachin, was the first person to start to do this pose in her selfies as a way of showing off just one part of her eye-make up.
The Eliza pose was named after the popular CanCam model, Eliza Ikeda. She posed in her selfies by lightly squeezing her cheeks to emphasize her lips. Little wonder Eliza was quickly crowned to be the God of Selfies.
Hamu is the onomatopoeia of the action of lightly biting. Selfies where the subject gently bites her lower lip are now becoming more popular amongst the teenage girls, and they are also much more warmly received by young males than the previously popular duck mouth (ahiru guchi) poses, which come off as a bit sketchy somehow.
Another upcoming selfie pose is the drinking-out-from-a-straw pose, known in Japanese as the near-chu posenot least with the guys as it gives the impression of
kissing (chu is onomatopoeia of kissing). Rather than the actual kiss look, the near-chu look is more natural, not too sketchy, but still attractive.
Pinching-the-cheek pose looks strange, but also cute as well. Apparently, it rose to popularity thanks to a smartphone app where the user can manipulate their taken image to stretch their cheek out a bit. It is still a mystery why this pinching the cheek selfie pose became popular amongst girls, but one of the hypotheses is that it helps to reduce laugh (or smile) lines around the mouth.
Like the covering-one-eye pose, hiding your mouth to only show the top half of your face is also popular recently. Many girls use this selfie pose to show off their eye-make up, as well as the nail designs, together.
The pistol pose, finally, was popularized by Manami Enosawa, one of the more well-known models in Seventeen magazine. Like the tooth-ache pose, the finger pistol covers the chin and cheek areas to hide the roundness of ones face, albeit with a dash off added fun. Its like a pose from comedic anime, when a character is plotting something evil.